Huawei Nova 2i vs Nova 2i Lite: What’s the Difference?

Huawei Nova 2i vs Nova 2i Lite: What’s the Difference?


Huawei has been teasing a new smartphone online, and just a few days ago, the company finally introduced the smartphone as the Nova 2i Lite. Bearing the NOVA in its name, it’s time we pit it against the Huawei Nova 2i. We will break down the side by side specs of the two in order to help users choose which Nova smartphone should they buy.

Nova 2i has but Nova 2i Lite doesn’t

  • Kirin 659 SoC
  • Dual 16 MP + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Dual 13 MP, f/2.0 + 2 MP
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM
  • 3340mAh battery

Nova 2i Lite has but Nova 2i doesn’t

  • Android 8.0 Oreo

Nova 2i, Nova 2i Lite similarities

  • NOVA (lol)
  • Face Unlock. Fingerprint Sensor
  • microUSB 2.0, 3.55mm headphone jack

The Huawei Nova 2i Lite is a slightly downgraded version of the famous Nova 2i, so we can expect a lower price for this one. Bottomline, it’s still up to the consumer to decide. Though, we still don’t have any idea about the final pricing for the Lite model. Which between the Nova 2i and the Nova 2i Lite will you choose? Let us know by commenting below.

Huawei Nova 2i vs Nova 2i Lite Specs, Philippine Price, Release Comparison

SPECS, PH Price Huawei Nova 2i Huawei Nova 2i Lite
Display 6” FullView Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels 5.99-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) IPS 18:9 display
Design All metal unibody All metal unibody
Chipset Kirin 659 SoC Kirin 655 chipset
Memory 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM 3GB RAM, 32GB storage
Main Camera Dual 16 MP + 2 MP 12MP RGB + 20 MP Monochrome f/1.8
Front camera Dual 13 MP, f/2.0 + 2 MP Dual 13MP + 2MP
Connectivity 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS. Face Unlock 4G, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, Gyroscope, Face Unlock, A-GPS
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 8.0 Oreo
Software EMUI 5.1 EMUI 8
Battery 3340mAh battery 3,00 mAh battery
Ports microUSB 2.0, 3.55mm headphone jack microUSB 2.0, 3.55mm headphone jack
Official Price PHP 14,990 TBA
Availability date October 2017 March 2018
Where to buy Huawei Stores, authorized online retail stores Huawei Stores, authorized online retail stores